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Andrew MacLeod

MacLeod initially worked as a Marine Litigation Attorney in Melbourne, Sydney and London before being recruited by the International Committee of the Red Cross to deal with military factions in Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Following a short stint in Australian politics, including time as an adviser to senior leaders, he moved to the United Nations and ran high level humanitarian teams under great pressure to deliver results in the most arduous of circumstances, crossing cultures, borders and front lines of battle. He ran the early warning and contingency planning section of the UN High Commission for Refugees and then moved on to several disaster settings, most notably acting as Chief of Operations to the United Nations response in the 2005 Pakistan Earthquake.

In his UN, Red Cross and other roles, Andrew served in several conflict zones and natural disaster settings, including Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Serbia, East Timor, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and others.

As the head of Humanitarian Investment and Political Risk Analysis at Responsible Investment, Andrew advised major companies on their community investments, corporate responsibility, community improvement programs and political risks in emerging economy investments.

Andrew was born and raised in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from Tasmania University, and a Master of Law (Shipping and Human Rights) from the University of Southampton and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is patron of ‘Swags for the Homeless’ and Ambassador for the Victorian Youth Mentoring Alliance.

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